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Seaside Park Police Blotter: Stuck in the Rain, Assisting a Seal

A Seaside Park, N.J. police vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

A Seaside Park, N.J. police vehicle. (Photo: Daniel Nee)

Seaside Park police have released their weekly blotter, showing a sampling of calls officers have handled over the past week. In total, the department received 95 calls for service.

The blotter appears below:

12/30


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First Aid – Police and Tri-Boro First Aid Squad responded to help a victim who was experiencing general weakness and could not stand. Police and EMS arrived and assessed the patient at the scene. They were later transported to Community Medical Center for further treatment.

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Suspicious Vehicle – Police were dispatched to the area of O St. and Lake Avenue for a report of a suspicious vehicle parked there for an extended period of time with the engine running. Officers arrived and located the vehicle described by the caller. Officers made contact with the female driver of the vehicle and advised her of the borough’s loitering ordinance. She explained that she was parked there on the phone. The subject left the area, no further police action required.

Accident – Police responded to the area of the causeway outbound for a two-vehicle crash. Officers arrived and made sure both vehicles were off into the shoulder and that no one required first aid. After further investigation it was determined that one vehicle had lost control in the wet road conditions. No injuries were reported. One vehicle towed from the scene due to the damage sustained.

Community Policing – Police were flagged down on patrol in the area of Stockton and Ocean Ave by a male and female who were stranded in the rain with no ride. Police gave them a safe ride to where they were staying.

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Property Damage – Police were dispatched to the area of 3rd Avenue and Ocean for a report of damage to multiple window screens at a residence. Officers responded and spoke to the caller and took the information needed to generate a report. Officers at the scene observed damage to several window screens on the rear of the residence. No other damage was observed and no signs of any forced entry. The area was checked for any cameras that may have captured the incident. This matter is still under investigation.

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Alarm – Police responded to the area of 11th and Barnegat for a burglar alarm activation. Officers arrived at the scene and checked the exterior of the residence and did not locate any signs for forced entry. The residence was found to be secure, and it was determined the alarm was set off in error.

Fire Alarm – Police and the Seaside Park Volunteer Fire Company responded to the area of Stockton and Central for fire alarm activation. Officers arrived at the scene and did not observe any smoke or active fire. The fire department arrived and checked the residence with their heat sensing equipment and deemed the residence to be safe and the alarm was caused by a faulty detector.

Animal – Police responded to the area of N St. and the beach for a report of an injured seal. Officers arrived and located the seal that appeared to have a small scrape on its back but did not seem to be in distress. Officers notified the Marine Mammal Stranding Center who stated they would send out a volunteer to assess the animal. No further police action required.


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